micro:bit device

How does the light-sensing feature on the micro:bit work?
The micro:bit does not have a special light sensor device fitted. However, it can use the LEDs of the matrix display to estimate the amount of ambient ligh...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 3:28 PM
Power Consumption
The following graphs detail power consumption of the micro:bit device and are taken from the attached report, written by Matthew Frost at Lancaster Universi...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 at 4:12 PM
Testing your micro:bit
If there is an issue with the micro:bit hardware, you will see an error code appear on the screen to indicate the nature problem.  If you do not see an...
Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 at 10:05 AM
What are the USB VID/PID numbers for micro:bit
Any USB device will identify itself on connection to the host computer. It does this by three numbers, the Vendor ID (VID), the Product ID (PID) and the se...
Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 at 10:08 AM
What type of USB lead do I need for the micro:bit?
The micro:bit has a USB type-B micro connector.  You can use the USB interface to load code onto the micro:bit, and to power it.  The USB lead that ...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 2:48 PM
Where can I find the schematics for the micro:bit?
We have released a complete reference design, along with schematics and design models that helps you build something derived from the BBC micro:bit. There i...
Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Erase the program on the micro:bit
If you want to completely erase the program on the micro:bit, for example, to clear a large number of micro:bits ready for another lesson or workshop, you c...
Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 at 12:43 PM
Using servos and sound at the same time
It is not possible to reliably use the sound playback (music or pitch) and servos at the same time. This is because the PWM generation on the micro:bit uses...
Wed, 6 Mar, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals?
Question Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals? Will the edge connector change in future? Answer It is important for us to en...
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 at 10:22 AM
How to find the name of your micro:bit
Each micro:bit has a unique five-character name assigned to it that you might see when you are using Scratch or connecting via Bluetooth. The names are hard...
Fri, 5 Mar, 2021 at 3:41 PM